The availability of the morning after pill for girls of all ages, without a prescription has put President Obama in the hot seat. “This decision by the administration affirms what feminists have been fighting for all along – the morning-after pill should be available to females of all ages, on the shelf at any convenience store,” said Annie Tummino, lead plaintiff and coordinator of the National Women’s Liberation. Feminist groups are content with the availability of the pill. Advocates for such emergency pills say they help reduce unwanted pregnancies or abortions and that quick access for women of all ages is critical for the medicines to work. Critics say unfettered access could lead to promiscuity, sexual abuse and fewer important doctor visits if readily available for purchase.
Is making this pill available now going to stop teenage pregnancies and abortions or is it going to give young girls the sexual freedom to do as they please? Sex education in schools should be a priority for administration because for most parents having the sex talk is very uncomfortable.
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